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APPENDIX I

CHINESE  DYNASTIES

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	Dates
	Centuries (approximate'
	Remarks
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(Mythical)
	2697-2206
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	B.C.
	
	

Hsia
	2205-1784
	
	Together with Chou,


	B.C.
	XXII-XIX
	called "Santai" or

Shang (Yin)
	1783-1123
	XVIII-XII
	"Three Dynasties"      i


	B.C.
	
	

Chou
	1122-222
	XI-III
	Classic    period;   Ch*-


	B.C.
	
	unch'iu    period   722-


	
	
	481; Chankuo period


	
	
	403-221

Ch'in
	22I-2O7
	end of III
	Reunified China


	B.C.
	
	

Han
	206 B.C.-
	II B.C.-A.D, II
	* 'Eastern Han" from


	A.D. 219
	
	A.D. 25

Wei
	220-264
	middle III
	Wei,   \Vu   and   Shu


	
	
	forming    the   *'Three


	
	
	Kingdoms'*          from


	
	
	about A.D. 200

Ch'in
	265-419
	mid. IIMV
	"Eastern Ch'in" from


	
	
	317. Barbarians' king-


	
	
	doms in North China


	
	
	304-439


	
	
	Theseare callecT'North


	
	
	and South" Dynasties

:   /Sung
 2 'c*1'1 i__ I Liani?
	420-478
 479-510 502-556
	j-V-VI                 <
	for distinction.     Together with preceding VVu and Eastern Ch'in,

   vCh. en
	557-5S8
	j
	called "Six Dynasties/1


	
	
	a   term   referring   to


	
	
	southern culture

Sui
	589-617
	round A.D. 600
	Reunified China

T'ang
	618-906
	VIMX
	

fLiang
	907-922
	("
	These are called "Wu-

T'ang
	923-935 936-946
	first half X     -
	tai/* or "Five Dynasties'*   for   distinction

|Han
	947-950
	
	from other dynasties

VChou
	95^-959
	
	of the same name

Sung
	:               > 900-1276
	. latter half X-
	"Southern Sung" from


	
	XIII
	1127    onward,    with


	
	
	Northern China, under


	
	
	Manchus and Mongols

Yiian (Mongol)
	I277-X367
	end of XIII-
	Foreign rule


	
	mid. XTV
	

Ming
	1368-1643
	mid. XTVT-mid.
	Restored   to Chinese


	
	XVII
	rule

Ch'ing (Manchn) Republic
	l644-r9XZ
 IQII-
	mid. XVH-XIX XX
	Foreign rule

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